Odd monitor behavior with Win 10

Author
Bflat5
Max Output Level: -82 dBFS
  • Total Posts : 421
  • Joined: 2008/07/05 20:58:44
  • Location: Memphis, Tn.
  • Status: offline
2017/10/06 07:06:14 (permalink)

Odd monitor behavior with Win 10

I have a dual monitor setup. When I power on the machine both monitors show the mobo splash screen then the Windows logo, but when it goes to the login screen it's as if it loses the signal like the computer was turned off. I can still login, blindly, since the main side is blank. The second monitor then displays as normal. Since I can see the task bar on it I can restart. When it retarts both monitors work normally.
 
The only way I can get it working right every time is to go through that whole thing of booting and rebooting. It just started doing that about a week ago. I've made no changes to the system by adding or removing anything before it started. Just odd.
 
Anyone else here ever have this happen or have any clue what could be causing it?

Custom PC running Windows 10 64, i7 CPU, 32gigs of RAM, Focusrite 18i20, Sonar Platinum.
 
Jackson USA and Custom Shop Guitars and Basses
Takamine And Fender Acoustics
Marshall JVM 410H and JCM 800
BOSS FX (Mostly)
Gain Junkies Forum << Come join us. It's all about Rock & Roll!
#1

3 Replies Related Threads

    BobF
    Max Output Level: 0 dBFS
    • Total Posts : 8124
    • Joined: 2003/11/05 18:43:11
    • Location: Missouri - USA
    • Status: offline
    Re: Odd monitor behavior with Win 10 2017/10/06 12:57:44 (permalink)
    The description sounds like what I've seen the past when the "primary" display is opposite the one the machine defaults to as the active display.

    Bob  --
    Angels are crying because truth has died ...
    Illegitimi non carborundum
    --
    Studio One Pro / i7-6700@3.80GHZ, 32GB Win 10 Pro x64
    Roland FA06, LX61+, Fishman Tripleplay, FaderPort, US-16x08 + ARC2.5/Event PS8s 
    Waves Gold/IKM Max/Nomad Factory IS3/K11U

    #2
    tlw
    Max Output Level: -49.5 dBFS
    • Total Posts : 2567
    • Joined: 2008/10/11 22:06:32
    • Location: West Midlands, UK
    • Status: offline
    Re: Odd monitor behavior with Win 10 2017/10/06 14:47:09 (permalink)
    I had this happen several times ages ago, Windows 7 I think.

    I'm not sure what I did to fix it, but I think I shut down, disconnected the secondary screen - the one I didn't want Windows defaulting to on boot/waking - then booted and reconnected the other screen after Windows had loaded then checked which screen it thought should be the primary one.

    I've a feeling that the problem has something to do with which screen had focus the last time Windows was shut down or put to sleep, it then recalling that screen as the one to activate first. Though that's a guess on my part.

    Sonar Platinum 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit, I7 3770K Ivybridge, 16GB Ram, Gigabyte Z77-D3H m/board,
    ATI 7750 graphics+ 1GB RAM, 2xIntel 520 series 220GB SSDs, 1 TB Samsung F3 + 1 TB WD HDDs, Seasonic fanless 460W psu, RME Fireface UFX, Focusrite Octopre.
    Assorted real synths, guitars, mandolins, diatonic accordions, percussion, fx and other stuff.
    #3
    Bflat5
    Max Output Level: -82 dBFS
    • Total Posts : 421
    • Joined: 2008/07/05 20:58:44
    • Location: Memphis, Tn.
    • Status: offline
    Re: Odd monitor behavior with Win 10 2017/10/06 17:33:21 (permalink)
    Thanks for the replies. I'll give it a try with disconnecting the secondary monitor.
     
    In display setting when hitting detect it shows the proper order. In color management it shows the secondary listed as the primary. So, something has suddenly gone screwy in there.

    Custom PC running Windows 10 64, i7 CPU, 32gigs of RAM, Focusrite 18i20, Sonar Platinum.
     
    Jackson USA and Custom Shop Guitars and Basses
    Takamine And Fender Acoustics
    Marshall JVM 410H and JCM 800
    BOSS FX (Mostly)
    Gain Junkies Forum << Come join us. It's all about Rock & Roll!
    #4
    Jump to:
    © 2022 APG vNext Commercial Version 5.1